Shubham Jaiswal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
India’s COVID-19 count inched towards 60,000-mark today as the states recorded over 3,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. The total number of coronavirus patients in the country rose to 59,662. Maharashtra continued to add over 1,000 cases to the tally even on Friday.
The number of COVID-19 related deaths in India increased to 1,981. As many as 95 people succumbed to death in last 24 hours. Maharashtra also witnessed the biggest spike in single-day death toll. At least 37 people died in the state in last 24 hours. Gujarat reported 24 deaths on Friday.
The number of active coronavirus patients in the country stood at 39,834. On a brighter side, nearly 30% of total coronavirus cases were recovered from the disease.